Food design & research > Packaging

Canned milk design wins award

27 September, 2007

The Southern Cross Packaging Awards have been decided for the year, with the winners due to receive their awards at a presentation dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne, 4 October.


Study reveals latex allergens in packaging

09 August, 2006

A recent study by Leatherhead Food International revealed that up to one third of food packaging may be contaminated with latex and the latex can be transferred to food in some cases. In one unnamed chocolate biscuit, the latex was 20 times the level that instigates a reaction. The wrapper contained 85ng/ml of latex.


The death of Australian tin cans

05 July, 2006

BlueScope steel has announced the closure of its tin mill at Port Kembla following a review of the operation that confirmed the business was no longer viable.


Shelf life extender

15 March, 2006

Multisorb Technologies has introduced the FreshCard oxygen absorber to preserve the freshness and quality of packaged food and extend product shelf life.


Soup-ed up packaging

17 February, 2006

Soup packaging has taken an interesting twist with manufacturer Campbell’s of the UK launching two of its dry soup brands in a PET jar, manufactured by RPC Containers Blackburn.


Packaging covenant talks recycling

05 October, 2005

The Australian Institute of Packaging in conjunction with the Centre for Design, RMIT University and the Sustainable Packaging Alliance combined to present a half-day forum on the New Packaging Covenant. Participants debated the issues surrounding the NPC that is due to expire this year and be replaced with NPC mark 2.


Plastic packaging cancer link

02 October, 2005

Compounds found in plastic products used to wrap or contain food and beverages have aroused concerns as possible cancer-causing agents because they can sometimes leach out of the plastic and migrate into the food, researchers are claiming.


Brand protection - Using packaging, coding and marking to safeguard product authenticity

06 May, 2005

Using a variety of technical 'tricks', packaging manufacturers have virtually built a 'firewall' against counterfeiters. Technical developments are revealing newer means of protection which also cater to the economic interests of the production industry


Active or intelligent packaging?

03 May, 2005

Food can only reach households in top quality if stored in the right packaging. Active wrappers protect sensitive products from light, air and mould, and intelligent packaging indicates whether the food is still as fresh as it should be.


Foods and convenience: a package deal

17 March, 2005

As food evolves to accommodate the demands of an increasingly on-the-go world, in many cases it's the packaging that drives the change according to experts gathered at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo. And those packages are getting smarter.


But won't you have to wrap the wrap?

06 October, 2004 by Peg Herring

What do you get when you cross an egg white with a crabshell? You get a thin film that prevents food from spoiling and can be eaten along with the food that it wraps


Consumers prefer clear bottle closures over opaque

25 September, 2004

Consumer preference for soft drink and bottled water brands is significantly influenced by whether the beverage container closure is clear or opaque, according to a recently completed independent research project commissioned by Milliken & Company, a provider or additives for plastic containers.


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